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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Gov & Administrative Law, Sexual Harassment and Identity Theft for California on

Q: I have a card debt with $35,000 used with me and my boyfriend. he didn't have a social so I let him use and pay me back

But apparently, he did not. He just keep talking he will pay me back, he will work hard, but nothing paid back. I let him use my credit card for daily life, but he used for sports betting without my consent. He kept promised me he won't do it again but it is still happening and he even do cocaine.... Read more »

Peter Maurice Lively answered on Aug 7, 2019

I'm sorry for your circumstances which sound stressful and frustrating, you are certainly not alone.

You could spend a lot of time energy and money obtaining a judgment and trying to collect the judgment from someone without succeeding.

You might be eligible for a bankruptcy...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: DA says dont know what happend but we lost your case ? victim of violent crime sue for failure due process on DA?

dept of consumer affairs and Board of dentistry investigated an man for unlicensed unauth. practice of dentistry since they only enforce Licencees they turned it over to San mateos DA office for criminal prosecution...... they had enough evidence, expert testimony, victim, text messages and ect.... Read more »

William John Light answered on Jul 29, 2019

The Dept of Consumer Affairs and Board of Dentistry have no obligation to refer a case for criminal prosecution or to advise you of the statute of limitations for a civil case. Speak to some attorneys about your case to confirm that the statute of limitations has, n fact, run.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Environmental and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: Stop code enforcement from hitting returnees with violations with hefty fines in paradise, CA. can anything be done?

Some of us are starting to receive violation notices from the city of paradise for code violations that are 2 months old along with the hefty fines for each. We were told that we would fall under a disaster ordinance upon return and I believe for up to 18 months. Now it is said only 180 days. the... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 26, 2019


You need to get familiar with the City's Municipal Code right away. You and the others like you should appeal every citation you get. Get yourselves a good civil rights lawyer who can represent you in every citation case.

Find yourself a good lawyer who has...
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Q: Type of attorney for harmful rx practices of 2 doctors, severe brain injuries by hospitals refusal to care

Permanently disabled prior to incidentd. Severe losses. Cause involves 1 of 2 drs already prosecuted by state of CA medical board, san diego hospital refusal to care, sheriff refusal to report . kidnapped from ER taken by ambulatory delivery to a border naval hospital, refused to treat acute... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 14, 2019

More info needed.

for negligence by a doctor or medical providers you would want a med mal atty

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: How many days do they have to do the actual autopsy after death? Shouldn’t it be done at least 48 hours after death?

William John Light answered on Jun 9, 2019

Depends. The body might not even be in the coroner's custody withing 48 hours of death.

For an infant, autopsies are supposed to be completed in 24 hours. Government Code § 27491.41.

For all deaths, if the coroner is informed that a a certificate of religious belief was signed...
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Q: How does this case relate to the recent court case Gamble v. United States?

Kevin Christopher Murphy answered on May 24, 2019

What case...? The question is incomplete and, therefore, unanswerable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on

Q: Falsely accusation by a co-worker. My Manager and that co-worker are best friend.

I received a falsely accused complaint from a co-worker for pushing and hitting her. The accusation in fact comes right after another co-worker complaint about her best friend (aka her direct supervisor and my supervisor) because the supervisor gave her work to the lower level employee. I belong to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen answered on May 15, 2019

You need to speak to your union representative right away. These kinds of interpersonal conflicts are very difficult to prevail in given the politics involved and the fact that so many things are subject to interpretation. If the union does not provide you with the assistance you need, you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: Can I be deprived of personal items in a car impounded by police if I am not the registered owner?

I rent a car from an individual. The car was impounded by the Sherriff and I can't get in touch with the owner. I am being denied my personal property: cell phone, passport, work items, and clothes and food even though I can prove ownership of the items. I'm severely affected by not having my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on May 7, 2019

more info needed.

obviously you try to get them back in a nice way........if that doesn't work maybe contact politicians.

you may have to retain a lawyer to move the court for the return of your items

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Collections and Gov & Administrative Law for California on


Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 4, 2019

It means the owner of the aircraft cannot fly it without specific pre-approval from the FAA.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for California on

Q: Do you have to get drug tested for all 3 years on probation?

For California San Mateo County

Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 29, 2019

more info needed.

everything is controlled by the judges orders or terms and conditions.

you should pose any questions like this to the lawyer who represented you on the case as s/he will understand the sentence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: How do I obtain full disclosure on my case, specifically discovery ?

I’ve never been arrested. I want every detail from both sides from beginning to end. I believe I was kept in the dark about many things.

William John Light answered on Mar 26, 2019

Unclear on what type of case this is. After discharge (firing) of your attorney, you are entitled to your file from your attorney, except the attorney work product. The return of the client’s files is covered in RPC 3-700(D)(1) which states:

“A member whose employment has terminated...
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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Law for California on

Q: Can a sb 620 be addressed on a Franklin hearing remand??

I was sentenced in 2007,when I was 19 (a youth) I received 7years for attempted murder and 25yrs to life for the gun enhancement. I have to go back for a Franklin remand can I bring up the sb 620 as well??

Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 22, 2019

much more info needed.

you should pose this question to your lawyer who has your entire record and all pertinent papers in front of him/her.

if you don't have a lawyer see if the public defender would talk to you and review your factual scenario.

Q: I was convicted of a crime and feel I've been abused by the system what should I do?

Ive been a victim of malicious prosecution. Racial, bias, discriminating acts from judge, DA, Public defender, sheriff's, and a racist jury with 12 white people and 1 Hispanic. Lies under oath, couching of witnesses, who were the same sheriff's that threaten me. Then acted on those threats by... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi answered on Feb 8, 2019

Reach out to the ACLU [],

or contact the Innocence Project []

You can copy and paste either link in your browser....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: What options do I have to get The College Board to honor a legal name change for student records?

I am aware of FERPA, and that their protections generally apply to College Board records. I also know that I can't sue, only file a complaint with the Dept of Education, under FERPA. Is there any other legal option available to me? They are claiming student records more than 4 years old cannot be... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 29, 2019

Why not simply provide the colleges to which you are applying a copy of any court order showing your legal name change, which should state the old name and the new name, when providing them a copy of old documents and records? The College Board policy seems reasonable enough so that it does not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: Can a DA have only your witnesses excluded And only keep his witnesses? Isn't a 12 white 1 Hispanic jury bias or racial?

I've been convicted and the courts have lied denied and abused the justice system. For judicial economy. They have set fees and fines before I was even convicted. December 11th 2018 had gotten mail from Ventura County Superior Court sying if I dont pay them 6.200.00 dollars by January 11th 2019... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 19, 2019



Q: Is the city responsible for property damage caused by limbs falling from the city trees? After a limb falling on my car.

Limbs have fallen from the two trees on both sides of the tree limb that hit my car causing $2,000.00 damage to my vehicle

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2019

The property owner (be that the city or a private owner) may be liable if the limbs fell due to improper maintenance. You can report this to your car or home insurance for them to pursue against the owner of the property. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Education Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: As a Californian, am I prohibited or limited in any way, as an individual, student, or employee from boycotting Israel?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2019

Some companies have their employees (and some colleges might have their students or teachers) sign contractual agreements to not boycott Israel, but those may be able to be challenged as either unconstitutional (if the company is a governmental employer) or as unconscionable or unenforceable under... Read more »

Q: Appeal was reversed and remanded with Direction, lower court conditionally reversed and remanded. What does this mean?

Yes I've appeal my case and appeals court said the Supreme Court reversed and remanded it with directions. Ventura County Superior Court says it was conditionally reversed and remanded. Doesn't Supreme Court overrule Superior Court because as of January 4th 2019 they convicted me of the case and I... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2019

Who's representing you on appeal, the DA's office? If so, they should inform you about the status of your case. If the appeals court reversed and remanded the decision with instructions to the lower court, that means they reversed the lower court's appealed decision, sent the case back to the lower... Read more »

Q: Hung jury, can the judge find you guilty if your jury was dead locked?

Reading through my transcripts a friend asked if it was a jury trial? I said yea. Then he says I had a hung jury. He also tells me they should of dropped the charges. How did they convict me if my jury was deadlocked? Can a judge go ahead and find me guilty when this happens? There's so much... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 10, 2019

more info needed

i do not know how that could happen

the best person to ask who would know all the facts is your lawyer.

what does he or she say..............

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for California on

Q: If the court lied about a pitchess motion, and on appeal we we have another. Shouldn't I have a new judge

I have a court date January 4th 2019 for a new pitchess motion. And the same court house is going to do the pitchess motion. They have already lied in the first one thats why were having another. what makes you think that they won't lie in the second one? the judge which has already proven to be... Read more »

Steven McNicholl answered on Jan 9, 2019

Appeals are handled by the court of appeals. This will be in a different court with different Judges.

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